President Barack Obama, Stephen Colbert, The Late Show


President Barack Obama is following his wife's lead in getting ready to leave the Oval Office. Having to vacate the White House in January, Obama is going to need a new job, so Stephen Colbert took it upon himself to volunteer for the job of helping the president get his résumé up to date.

In a segment for The Late Show Monday, Colbert visited Obama at Carnegie Mellon University, but the president had no idea he was coming. "Stephen, I didn't ask you here to help," Obama said. "I still don't know how you got in here."

"It's OK to be nervous," Colbert responded.

As Colbert's first order of business, he decided to call in "Randy" to help Obama hone his interview skills. Randy, however, was simply Colbert dressed in a fake mustache and glasses with a work vest on. 

Grabbing Obama's résumé, Randy noted, "Fifty five, that's a tough time to start over for a man."

And then the mock interview began. "I don't see any promotions for the last eight years," Randy observed. "That's not always good. Can you explain that?"

"Honestly, there wasn't a lot of room for advancement in my last job," Obama admitted. "The only one with the more powerful position was my wife."

Randy then asked why Obama is leaving his current job because "it sounds like you can't stay."

"Well, I'm leaving because it's required by the 22nd Amendment of the Constitution," Obama explained.

"OK, what employers hear is that you stole office supplies," Randy informed him.

He then moved on to some basic questions, like where Obama was from (a reference to the ongoing birther conspiracy). "It doesn't say here. Where were you born?"

"Born?" Obama asked, reluctantly. 

Randy and Obama then discussed the president's achievements, which include about 30 honorary degrees and a Nobel Peace Prize. He also explained that he "opened relations with Cuba for the first time in 50 years."

Offering an alternative that would be easier for potential bosses to understand, Randy clarified, "I'd call that one conversational Spanish, sí?"

Randy also made note of how Obama's résumé included "saves the auto industry."

"Nobody believes me," Obama admitted. "So change that to 'drives stick.'"

Obama then explained that his hobbies include encouraging young people and millennials to get out and vote in the upcoming election, which only bored Randy, who was hoping for a more unique answer like "whittling."

To see how the rest of the hilarious mock interview goes, watch the video!

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